Batteries are a common item The Door People at Overhead Door Company use and replace for customers on a daily basis.
Did you know we give away free batteries for your overhead door remotes? Just stop into our showroom and bring your remote with you.
In addition, we will take your old household batteries! We recycle rechargeable and non-rechargeable dry cell batteries, including alkaline, primary lithium, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, small sealed lead acid and other household dry-cell batteries. The one thing we need you to do is tape the ends of the terminals with scotch tape. This prevents the dangerous evolution of heat and short circuits when we ship them to be recycled. If you have batteries that have leaked or are corroded, place those in a separate baggie and still bring them to us.
Batteries continue to power a majority of the devices we use on a daily basis—everything including cellphones, small electronics and laptop computers. According to batteryuniversity.com, the global battery market is about $50 billion US, of which roughly $5.5 billion is allocated to rechargeable (secondary) batteries. Our generation of energy-hungry electronic devices, such as digital cameras, camera phones and high performance portable computing devices continue to drive the growth of battery purchases and uses.
The passage of the Battery Act took place in 1996 to promote recycling and proper disposal of batteries. The act also led to an industry phase-out of some mercury-content batteries.
The Door People strive to make decisions that are good for the environment. As a result, we not only will recycle our old household batteries, but you as a local consumer, are welcome to drop off your household batteries for recycling, too.
Why Is It Important To Recycle Your Batteries?
Batteries contain corrosive materials and heavy metals that can contaminate our environment. This can pose a threat to our human health and our environment. If we do our part, we can divert them from ending up in our landfills and incinerators. If batteries are placed in landfills, the toxic materials can leak into the soil, which can then reach our water supply. If incinerated, toxic fumes are produced.
Overhead Door Company has a collection container on their front counter. Join our effort and drop off your taped, used batteries and we’ll recycle them for you! Stop in to Overhead Door Company today.